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I want to put my logo (as provided from nickbunyun) on the side of a case that Im putting together for a friend (cheap case and I have a dummy case to test on) I was trying to make a stencil of the design so i could spray paint it on there but I was using a box cutter knife thing, and paper, the edges where all jaggy and not the smooth clean look I wanted. Does anyone have any other ideas as to what i can try?
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post #2 of 13
Try using thicker paper and a scalpel.
post #3 of 13
Using "fine line'' tape on the edges will enhance the appearance, its available at automotive paint stores.

Also, using just a safety razor blade (blade only) works good for me too... some like xacto knifes but they dull to fast for the cost.
    
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but wont there still be that fiberous little fuzzyness on the edges??? I am not much of a paper expert lol
Edit: ill try the tape thing looks like it will work will just have to get something that will cover the rest of the case
Edited by ZTR1760 - 6/19/08 at 7:27pm
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The blue fine line tape by 3m is very flexible so you can make curves or straight lines and have a very clean edge.
    
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If you want something that you can use over and over again I would get some very thin plastic. I have done that in the past. Make your design on paper then transfer it to the plastic then it wont ravel or anything and you can use it for a very very long time.
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post #7 of 13
Buy avery sticker paper #03383, print out your design on that, stick it to your panel and use a razor blade or exacto knife to cut it out.
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post #8 of 13
Could always try and find a local sign makers and have them cut you from one from vinyl.
    
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Try buying some very very thin plastic, but not so thin that it won't stay straight, and use a scalpel or some other sharp instrument to cut your design out. Plastic won't give you little fuzzy lines, and you can re-use it, so win-win.
    
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for this thin plastic what do u mean? link?
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